𒉿𒀀𒋻

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Hittite[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (water). Bedřich Hrozný, who deciphered Hittite in 1917, said that seing this word and knowing German Wasser made him realize Hittite was Indo-European.[1]

Noun[edit]

𒉿𒀀𒋻 (wa-a-tar)

  1. water
    • Said to be the first Hittite sentence translated by Hrozný:
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      nu NINDA-an e-ez-za-at-te-ni wa-a-tar-ma e-ku-ut-te-ni.
      [now] bread you shall eat, and water you shall drink.

Inflection[edit]

Singular Plural
Absolutive 𒉿𒀀𒋻 ~ u̯ātar u̯idār, u̯itār, u̯edār, uu̯itār
Ergative u̯etinanza, u̯itenanza u̯etenanteš
Genitive u̯itenaš A.ḪI.A-aš
Dative-Locative u̯eteni uu̯itenaš, u̯itenaš
Ablative u̯etenaz(a), u̯etenazza, u̯itenaz(a) u̯etenaz(a), u̯etenazza, u̯itenaz(a)
Instrumental u̯itanta, u̯etenit, u̯itenit, u̯itinit, u̯edanda, u̯idand/ta u̯itanta, u̯etenit, u̯itenit, u̯itinit, u̯edanda, u̯idand/ta
Allative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buck, C. D. (1920), “Hittite an Indo-European Language?”, in Classical Philology[1], volume 15, issue 2, pages 189–90